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Object Name: fan & handscreen

Place of Creation: South America, Brazil
Date: 1870-1880

Accession Number: 1947.3837
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • feather
  • ivory
  • carving

White feather leaf, applied spray of flowers on front made of pink and green feathers, with a whole hummingbird and small beetles; smaller spray on back (partly missing); carved ivory handle. Probably made in Brazil for export, see Fan 1958.68 which is made in Brazil, Lady Brassey wrote of buying such a fan at Rio de Janeiro around 1876.


Type: Size
Height: 31.25 cm
Width: 27.5 cm